Chapter 12 sexuality

Chapter 12 sexuality - characteristics, and they activate...

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III. Sexual Motivation 1. The Physiology of Sex A. The Sexual Response Cycle - Sexual response cycle is the four stages of sexual responding described by Masters and Johnson. 1.Excitement Phase- genital areas become engorged with blood. 2.Plateau Phase- excitement peaks as breathing, pulse, and blood pressure continue to increase. 3.Orgasm- muscle contractions, “feel good” atmosphere, in women it supports conception. 4.Resolution Phase- body gradually returns to unaroused state. - Refractory period is a resting period after orgasm, during which a man cannot achieve another orgasm. - Sexual disorders are a problem that consistently impairs sexual arousal or functioning. B. Hormones and Sexual Behavior - Sex hormones have two affects: they direct the physical development of sex
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Unformatted text preview: characteristics, and they activate sexual behavior.- Estrogen is a sex hormone secreted by women.- Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone which causes development of sex organs during puberty. 2. The Psychology of Sex A. External Stimuli- With repeated exposure to erotic material, the emotional response to any erotic stimulus often habituates. - Sexually explicit materials have adverse effects.- These images cause men and women to devalue their own partners and relationships. B. Imagined Stimuli- Brain is our most significant sex organ because our imagination can influence sexual arousal and desire.- 95% of men and women have had sexual fantasies. 3. Adolescent Sexuality...
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